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for teachers and the educational reforms they support. in president of the american federation of teachers, the chicago teachers' national union, wrote and i quote . . . weingarten, the president of the american federation of teachers, the chicago teachers' national union. randi, thank for joining us. >> it's always great to be with you, eliot. >> eliot: thank you. you did reform late the education conversation with the strike. explain what you wanted to do and what you think you accomplished? >> no one wants a strike, and a strike is to be avoided virtually at all no one goes into a strike willingly. but what happened in chicago was there has been 15 years of closing schools and teaching to the test as opposed to teaching children, so parents and the educators, together -- that's why parents supported the strike by a two to three to one basis, talked about how we need the tools for teachers, and resources for kids, so we make every single school in chicago a school where parents want to send their kids and educators want to work. a school where kids actually get pre
of the energy solution investments in education and infrastructure. so we'll talk about how to move forward billing off of the last four years. >> eliot: all of that is clear and i think correct. but it doesn't fully answer what will happen. john boehner odds are, is still likely to be speaker of the house. >> sure. >> eliot: in which case you will have a tough negotiation with him. can you pledge to the american people that you will stand rigid in opposing extension of the bush tax cuts for the wealthiest americans? >> the president's economic team knows they have a mountain to climb in front of them in terms of dealing with congress. the congressional leadership on the republican side came together the day the president was nominated and said we care more about score political points than working with this president. change comes by engaging people outside of washington, and putting pressure on the leakership in congress. so that's what we are going to do, and continue to do that, we hope the speaker and other republican leaders will come to the table. this is a time
viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: karl rove accuses commerce secretary john bryson >> bill: 32 days in this presidential election. the first presidential debate is over. did it change anything? what do you say? hello, everybody. great to see you today. here we go. on a big thursday. thursday october 4. the morning after. and the post-debate goes on. we'll be into it for the next three hours here on the "full court press" coming to you live from our nation's capital and booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station on sirius x.m. this hour only and on current tv, of course. good to have you w
regulations, that we'll be better off. i have a different view. i think we have got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure we're helping small businesses and companies here in the united states, that we take some of the money we're saving as we wind down two wars to rebuild america. now it ultimately is going to be up to the voters to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped get us into this mess, or embrace a new economic patriotism, that says america does best when the middle class does best. >> governor romney two minutes. >> romney: thing you jim. i'm i'm -- pleased to be here with the president and to be here. and congratulations to you, mr. president, i'm sure this is the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. [ laughter ] >> romney: i have had the occasion of meeting people across the country. i was in dayton ohio and a woman grabbed my arm and said i have been out of
. >> that is not a solution that is a real solution that will improve students' education. my concern is that a lot of democrats are going along with it and you'll pass policies that support this. >> cenk: she's exactly right. now why do those high-level democrats go along with it? it might have something to do with the money la bow ski. rahm emmanuel got $12 million from anti-union charter school advocates. and it's all about the money. whether they're republicans or democrats that are selling out to that money. now maggie gyllenhaal, who is a real progressive, tries to defend the movie when she's talking about it. >> it's okay to find fault inside of an constitution that you--inside of an institution that you ultimately believe in. i think there are problems in the teachers' union because ultimately the adults in this situation are not agreeing to the point this we're not able to make the changes we need to make in order to serve our kids, we're all failing into i'm sure she means well, but maggie, you got it all wrong. here is reason why they go after the teachers' union. there is only one group
on energy and education on the right way to fix the deficit. romney's approach is the wrong approach on taxes on deficit on wall street reform, on medicare and healthcare. >> eliot: on "good morning america," comedian jon stewart said he tried the same strategy in an upcoming debate with bile o'reilly. >> strategy that obama took, it is the rope-a-dope but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out you just get beat up. >> eliot: ouch. piling insult on top of self-inflicted injury, john sununu told msnbc's andrea mitchell -- >> what people saw last night i think, was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is. >> did you really mean to call barack obama the president of the united states lazy? >> he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> eliot: wow. asked if sununu's comments had overtones, it seems that way. obama's senior adviser david axelrod thinks romney's say what works strategy will ultimately work against him. >> eliot: which had better mean
there that are gone, commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? oh,! >> commerce, education and the... >> e.p.a.? >> e.p.a. >> seriously? is e.p.a. what you were talking about? >> nos, nos, we were talking about the e.p.a. needs to be rebuilt. >> can you name the third one? >> the third agency of government i would do away with education, the commerce and let's see... i can't the third one i can't sorry. >> i can't. oops. [ laughter ] >> no, i make fun of him. i may be sitting here later on this hour talking about the third one. peter, help me. [ laughter ] >> so we're going to hear from your calls about debates do they matter, do they make a difference? we're going to talk about that for the rest of the hour. let's go to a little commercial break. presents coverage of the presidential debate. with commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the
away with the education -- the -- >> commerce. >> the commerce and let's see -- oops. >> yes, how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives? >> there you go again. >> i have had a record of informing judges in the state of texas that's what the governor gets to do. >> cenk: how want can a debate be if the most important guy that we remember was a guy checking his watch. the rick perry oops moment that one was good. and the famous sigh. that's why he lost the debate right? wrong. he won 48 to 41 in that first debate. and the sigh debate was the first up with where the american people believed that al gore won. but the media said no he lost. he lost. he lost because he sighed. shockingly enough george bush won a debate. the third up with he lost again. so gore won two out of the three debates, and the entire media painted it as if because of expectations, in fact george bush had won. not true. when you ask the american people they said gore won two out of three. and how did bush do against kerry? republicans say this democrats say that. oh hell no. j
, his grandfather was a world war ii veteran, and educated in new york and massachusetts, needs to learn how to be an american, an american president. how about that. let's talk first to betty in california. what do you think? >> caller: i think he has been treated horrible since day one. i think he has been treated with no respect whatsoever. it drives me crazy, and unfortunately, i do think it's because of his race which makes me ashamed to say i'm white. i just -- i don't understand how they can disrespect him so much. i have never seen one of our presidents treated like this ever. it's unbelievable. >> jamal: so betty you probably remember bill clinton when he was president of the united states. people said some pretty nasty things about him, and they talked about hilary clinton and all sorts of stuff. do you think this is worse than that? >> yes. >> jamal: okay. >> caller: i am 70 years old, i have seen a lot. and i think he has been treated much worse than bill clinton was treated. >> jamal: okay. we'll go next to bill. thanks for calling. >> caller: i migh
tv viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting >> broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current t.v., this is the bill press show. now filling in for bill, here's john fugelsang. >> this is the bill press show, this is john filing. this is october 1. it is cold in our nation's capitol. i hope it's more pleasant wherever you happen to be listening. a lot of stuff to talk about today actually. want to know your thoughts on the first debate coming up this week. if you have advice for the president or governor romney? my advice was taking the bolt out of your neck. i think he has looked better ever since he has done it. he said he is rehearsing his zingers. i can't wait to see those rolled out. what questions do you think governor romney and
out we need to continue investing in areas like education and manufacturing and research and development. reduce the deficit in a responsible way and can't return to the same policies that crashed the economy and devastated the middle class in the first place. there's no doubt that from a performance art perspective governor romney was pretty good last night. james lipton should be pleased. but that wasn't the goal. he danced around his position on the issues and that's what you heard the president and vice president saying on the campaign trail. >> jennifer: just quickly one more question about last night then i do want to pivot forward because the opportunity is, of course to move and get up off the mat. a lot of people have been asking was the strategy to go in and perhaps be less confrontational more sober so that mitt romney would be in an attack mode which might make him look either not presidential or not likable. was there strategy there? >> the american people know that mitt romney can ably attack the
for research and education has released a four-minute ad featuring actor samuel l. jackson that might do the trick. >> schools the environment unions, fair pay. we're all on our own if romney has his way. he's against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck! so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. >> eliot: not sure what the beep was. for more on the presidential campaign, let's go to alina and mother jones staff reporter andy crowell. alina, let's start with you. am i overstating the case when i say ohio is done? a 10-point margin at this point i've gone through a couple of campaigns. i don't see how you move 10%. tell me i'm wrong. make it fun. >> hi, thanks, eliot. well, i'm very much on the money side of things and on the kind of monitoring of donation side of things. i can tell you that there are plenty of ad spaces left in ohio. from the standpoint of reaching the voters in ohio, romney and his team still have an opportunity actually today i spoke to a number of station managers over in cleveland and
from us. we're continuing to mobilize our members. we're continuing to educate and organize. talking about the problems associated with the tactics of these ultra conservatives. i think people are fired up. they're charged up. they're ready to engage in this battle about what kind of country we want to live in. >> jennifer: in fact, we were saying this earlier in a conversation with marc morial of the urban league that the number of voters that were seeing -- that were seen turning out in iowa, lines around the block might be a backlash to what the republicans have proposed with respect to voter suppression. what you're saying is the recent assaults on public unions in states like ohio and wisconsin might also create a backlash against republicans. >> our folks are charged up. they understand the differences between president obama and vice president biden and what's being proposed by mitt romney and paul ryan. and they're engaged. they're talking with their neighbors and their friends and their coworkers and we're
's something we are very focused on and the best thing we can do for people in those states is education them. and make sure they have the information they need for when and how they can vote. it's unfortunate of course that there is any effort to prevent or limit people's access to voting. whether you are a democrat republican, independent, it doesn't matter to us. we think you should vote. so we have spent a lot of time and resources educating these people in how to vote. >> stephanie: you would think if you were really confident in your positions, you would want as many people as possible to vote. >> well, you said that not me. >> exactly. >> there is clearly motivation going on here. >> stephanie: jen you are press secretary, you know i'm trying to drag you into my own publicity. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you can still get tickets in the l.a. area. >> that's right. i believe there are still tickets available. >> stephanie: it's at the nokia theater here in l.a. julian castro who knocked it out of the park -- >> that is a rising star there. >> stephanie: i think
'm not going to stand for this. she's against everything we teach here. learning education science et cetera. all of a sudden, michele bachmann. oh no! i love it!
and we have a domestic agenda educating our young, on up to health care for the most frail elderly in our society. there are so many things that need to get addressed jobs the economy, our environment, all sorts of improvement in transportation infrastructure, investing in our bridges, countless things that need to be done. >> stephanie: yep, absolutely. well, i think it's a whole new day, and just the outrage over big bird alone, i think is giving the president a fresh wind at his back. >> isn't it great that we can remove regulation on wall street and then go exact dollars from sesame street. >> stephanie: there you go. >> that's enough to ruffle your feathers i think. >> there you go. >> stephanie: more bird jokes. all right. representative tonko, thank you, honey. have a great day. >> thank you. >> stephanie: we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: if you turn her on, she'll turn you on. >> oh, god. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wig
the policies of barack obama than under the disastrous economic foreign policy, environmental educational you name it policies of george w. bush and dick cheney across the board? i mean is that it? is it they're totally out of it, stupid, don't know the issues? watch too much fox news? i mean i really cannot figure it out because by any measure, we talked about this before, by any measure, yeah, times are tough. yes, too many americans are out of work. yes, too many have had to take second jobs or new careers or they're not making as much or don't have as much authority and responsibility, not as good a job as they had the first time around. yeah, we know all of that. but overall americans are a hell of a lot better off than they were four years ago. white males are better off than they were four years ago. romney's policies, if anything, are going -- would set them back were he president because under him, there would be no middle class. there would be the very poor and the very, very, very, very, very rich like him. so this who
of taxes healthcare education and wages. >> stephanie: yeah, right. >> caller: it is like wheels on a truck. if one of them is flat, you're not going to go that much. >> stephanie: yep. in canada, they have socialist wheels and things seem to be rolling along just fine. tommy sent you as a butt case. >> i saw that. >> a butt cake. >> sounds like you were going to call me something else and stopped -- >> stephanie: every sexy liberal, i'm a little filthy. fcc, whatever. ron in -- >> i'm glad you ended on butt cake. >> stephanie: my mental note -- dialing for something. hello. hello, ron. >> caller: hi, stephanie. happy belated birthday. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i have a couple of points. i am a registered republican who voted for both clinton both terms and barack in '08. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: i'm that middle class guy that everybody seems to be trying to help but however just a point is that my health insurance is actually -- went up and my coverage has went down. so i do support the pre
on that issue. i've said all along that republicans' appeal to latino voters has to be on education. here in denver we have one of the highest dropout rates among hispanic kids in the nation. it is inexcusable. we're failing an entire generation of minority kids in colorado and around the nation. i think the democratic party is still held captive by the national education association and the colorado education association here. and education i think is the issue to get to those voters. >> eliot: i'll agree education is an issue when i talk to latino voters. and education as much as anything else is an issue that resonates, touches a nerve. everybody, latino voters, included, of course, cares deeply about. i don't agree the democratic party is hostage. rahm emanuel pushing for reform. teacher's union is not against reform but that debate is a whole separate debate aside for a moment. answer the harder question about immigration. why didn't mitt romney act sooner on the immigration issue both because he don't think he
will tell you it's three agencies of government. commerce education and the -- what's the third one there? >> you can't name the third one? >> the third agency of government -- i can't. the third one i can't. sorry. oops. >> never have another candidate like him. i'm done talking now. >> jennifer: all right. thanks for joining us in "the war room." 35 days until the election. register. make sure your vote
. learning education science et cetera. all of a sudden, michele
and education and third, he did -- campaign boot camp call the obama hug. i've been boot camping for five years. >> >> jennifer: when they greet each other? >> rhetorically speaking, he always hugs his opponent. he always says something nice. when jon huntsman got into the race for president obama said he was a great advocate for the country as an ambassador for china. we're really not so different. abraham lincoln who campaigned on don't change horses in the middle of the stream. obama is saying we're both going in the same direction. partisans hate it. but independents love it and that's why his support went up among independents. that's why people still believe that obama leads in the category of who cares about the problems that people like me -- that's why the medicaid moms are going to trust barack obama. >> jennifer: let me play you quickly a sound byte from that -- democrats passing obama care. take a quick listen. >> romney: instead of bringing america together and having a discussion on this important topic,
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